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Obama Urges Congress to End Federal Pay Freeze

President Obama has asked Congress to do something about government workers’ protracted pay freeze, saying he will raise the salaries himself by 1 percent to force them to take action, The Washington Post reported Friday. Lisa Rein writes the White House default plan seeks to circumvent a legal trigger that …

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Congress Debating 2013 Federal Pay

Federal employees would not receive a pay increase under proposed legislation from the House, the Washington Post reports. After crafting its bill last week, the House has officially denied the White House’s request to increase federal pay for fiscal 2013 by a half percent. Federal pay rates are currently frozen …

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House Approves Budget Plan, Fed Pay Freeze included

In a 228 to 191 vote on Thursday, the House approved the Republican-backed $3.5 trillion fiscal year 2013 budget plan, Government Executive reports. Provisions under the plan include extending the federal pay freeze of civilian workers and reducing the government’s workforce by 10 percent through 2015. If passed, federal employees …

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Senators Propose Fed Pay Freeze Extension, Workforce Cut

Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) proposed legislation Tuesday to extend the current two-year pay freeze to three more years and restrict bonuses during that period. Government Executive reports the legislation also calls for a 15 percent cut to the size of both federal employee and contractor workforces. …

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Proposed House Bill Expands Federal Pay Freeze, Cuts Workers

A bill proposed in the House of Representatives last week would add another year to the two-year federal pay freeze, reduce the federal workforce by 10 percent and cut Defense Department procurement by 15 percent. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) introduced the “Cut Unsustainable and Top-heavy Spending,”  last week, saying the …

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Federal Pay Freeze: A Lump of Coal for Feds?

After weeks of speculation, proposals and pushback, Congress approved the federal pay freeze Tuesday. The freeze affects most federal employees, many of whom are now circling Dec. 31, 2012 on their calendars – the date the freeze, which holds pay for civilian employees at 2010 levels, expires. President Barack Obama …

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Washington-area Lawmakers Want Thaw in Federal Pay Freeze

Led by Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the House majority leader, a bevy of local lawmakers is pushing back against the Obama administration’s plans for a two-year federal pay freeze. In a letter sent to the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee Rep. David Obey (D-Wis.) Monday, the lawmarkers urged Congress …

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